Another Keith Jones Comes To Town

From NBC10:

ANCHOR/REPORTER KEITH JONES JOINS NBC10 PHILADELPHIA
 
 
PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 25, 2012 – NBC10 Philadelphia announced today that Keith Jones will be joining the station as a morning news anchor in early July. Jones will co-anchor NBC10 News Today (M-F 4:30-7:00 a.m.) with NBC10′s Lori Wilson. In addition to his anchoring duties, he will file reports for NBC10 News.

Jones joins NBC10 from WTAE, the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA, where he spent two years as a reporter and anchor. Prior to that, he fulfilled the same role at WHSV in Harrisonburg, VA. During his tenure as morning news anchor at WHSV, the station was awarded ‘Best Morning News Show’ by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters. He previously worked at NBC10 as a college intern while attending Villanova University.

“We’re excited to welcome Keith back to NBC10 as part of our on-air team,” said Eric Lerner, President & General Manager of NBC10 Philadelphia. “He has an enthusiasm and energy that our viewers will respond well to.”

Jones has distinguished himself as a solid reporter, covering stories including the dedication of the Flight 98 Memorial in Shanksville, the contentious 2010 Pennsylvania Governor’s race, and the trial of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at NBC10,” said Jones, “I look forward to returning home and covering the important stories that affect the community I grew up in.”

Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and minors in philosophy and journalism from Villanova.

ABOUT NBC10 PHILADELPHIA

NBC10 (WCAU-TV Philadelphia) has been delivering news and entertainment to the Delaware Valley for over 60 years. Part of the NBC Owned Television Stations, NBC10 serves over five million viewers throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Viewers turn to NBC10 for the most up-to-date news, weather, sports, consumer, health and traffic reports. NBC Philadelphia Nonstop, the station’s digital channel, offers more than 20 original entertainment and news programs and can be seen on Comcast 248, Verizon 460 and over-the-air at 10.2. Other NBC10 properties include nbc10.com and StudioTEN Creative Group.

 

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6 responses to “Another Keith Jones Comes To Town

  1. Laura – why did Ch. 6′s Keith Russell leave? I read on Facebook somewhere that he went to Washington DC, but his departure seemed abrupt.

    • This is only a guess, and I absolutely have no proof of this, but I think Channel 6 told him that they were not going to renew his contract in August. They gave him time to find something, then announced that he was leaving when he found a job.

      It makes no sense for Russell to leave a job at the number one station in his hometown (Philly) for another job in a smaller market, unless he was forced.

  2. About time a station gets rid of someone who deserves it.

  3. How about this dumb word plays??

  4. Hmmm… I don’t think that was the case. Why would they promote him to 6pm & 11pm after Gary Papa passed away, only to let him go a year and a half later.

  5. A year & one half of word plays & poor performance= FIRED!

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